Site ColumnsBy Caillan
September 25, 2001 - 11:24 AM
Well, The West Wing season finale aired here in good old Aussie land on Sunday night, which will probably be the last time I see the series until the 22nd century, if Channel 9 has anything to do with it.
Fortunately, it was an excellent episode - subdued, but certainly very powerful. And just like 'In Excelsis Deo' and 'Noel,' it contained a wonderful 'set piece' overlayed by music. That's the sort of think that's liable to have me glued to the screen over and over again.
I was particularly impressed with the actress who played the young Mrs. Landingham - she had her counterpart's mannerisms down pat. It's just a pity that I'm going to have to wait so long for the conclusion. At least I'm doing better than Christian in The Netherlands, where the show was pulled after season one.
Actually, I've been treated to two wonderful 'set pieces' this week - there was one on Boston Public as well. That's another show that just keeps getting better and better.
My final fantasy this week, however, would be to go to one of those big-screen 'Broken Bow' showings in the US. In this wonderful land of ours, we probably won't see it on television for a least another 2-3 years (again thanks to the wonderful Channel 9). The last time I caught up with Janeway & co. aboard Voyager we were only up to the end of season five.
Speaking of which, I've often thought that Neelix should have started a zoo on board Voyager. He could have had llamas, sheep, wombats as well as lots of exotic Delta Quadrant species. It might have provided many interesting storylines, I think.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- What scene makes you the most proud to be a Trek fan?
- Which characters should have been made into action figures?
- Whatever happened to the Nitpickers Guides?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major headlines on September 25, 1999:
- 'Equinox II' Final Ratings
The final ratings for the Voyager season six premiere dropped significantly from the overnights - coming in at 3.8/6. However, this was still up from the season five premiere, and the season five finale.
- 'Equinox II' Reviews
Reviews for 'Equinox, Part II' were posted at both The Cynics Corner and Cinescape. Awarding the episode a 7.0, David E. Sluss criticised the episode's use of the 'reset button,' while Michael Marek was more positive, writing that "Equinox II had one of the strongest examples of character development I have seen in Voyager in a long time."
More news can be found in the archives.
Today's Television Listings
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'Assignment: Earth' at 5:00 p.m Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'The Way to Eden' at 2:00 p.m Eastern Time, followed by the Next Generation's 'Journey's End' at 3:00 p.m. DS9's 'By Inferno's Light' at 4:00 p.m will be followed by Voyager's 'Muse' at 5:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky one will be showing an episode of the Next Generation at 17:00 GMT, but details of the episode are currently unavilable. Voyager's 'Ashes to Ashes' will be shown on BBC2 at 18:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing the Next Generation episode 'Das Standgericht' at 16:00 ECT.
Tomorrow's Television Listings
At 8:00pm (7:00pm Central), UPN will be showing the two-hour Enterprise series premiere, 'Broken Bow.' Here's how the site describes the series:
A pre-quel set early in the 22nd century - bridging the gap between today's world and that of the original "Star Trek" - Enterprise focuses on the history of the galactic upheaval that leads to the formation of The Federation. Through their struggles, humans, vulcans, and numerous others, together will learn to work and live in harmony. Compelling tales of team bravery and individual heroism are sure to answer countless questions for die-hard fans of the series and capture the imagination of newcomers to the "Star Trek" universe.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing The Original Series's 'Spock's Brain' at 5:00pm.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing The Original Series's 'The Cloud Minders' at 2:00pm, TNG's 'Firstborn' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'Dr. Bashir, I Presume' at 4:00pm, and Voyager's 'Fury' at 5:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Power Play' at 17:00 GMT, with a repeat at 00:35. BBC2 will be showing DS9's 'What You Leave Behind' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing TNG's 'Die Auflösung' ('Half A Life') at 16:00 CET.